For nearly two years, we’ve been returning regularly to Corona Plaza in Queens, under the 7 train platform. Our partner is the Queens Museum, and together we’re serving a diverse community that includes many recent immigrants. The Uni Project is also evaluating how a steady, persistent approach to programming the plaza with books is received. The short answer: Corona tops nearly every metric we record, including the number of patrons per hour, number of children, stay times, and number of families reading together. Corona loves reading and reading together—see it for yourself in the photos below.
Thanks to Alex Garcia of Queens Museum for working with us again to deploy in Corona. Scroll down to see overhead video of the Uni cart deploying on the Plaza.